Sapporo Maruyama Zoo

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Sapporo Maruyama Zoo
Sapporo Maruyama Zoo Main Gate.JPG
Main gate of Sapporo Maruyama Zoo
Date opened1951
LocationChūō-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan
CoordinatesCoordinates: 43°03′05″N 141°18′27″E / 43.051438°N 141.307405°E / 43.051438; 141.307405
Land area22.5 ha
No. of animals737
No. of species168
OwnerSapporo City

Sapporo Maruyama Zoo (札幌市円山動物園, Sapporo Maruyama Dōbutsuen) is a municipal zoo in Chūō-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan. It opened on May 5, 1951.[1]

The zoo is located within Maruyama Park in western Sapporo, and is the oldest zoo in Hokkaido.[1]



Sapporo Maruyama Zoo covers an area of 22.5 ha, and is home to 168 different species and 737 animals.[2]

There is also a chimpanzee pavilion with a 15 m (49 ft) high jungle gym, a bear house with six species of bears inside.[3] Other attractions include the Monkey Mountain, a petting zoo with sheep and goats, the Prey Hall, Kangaroo Hall, Deer Hall, Hokkaido Brown bear Museum, Mammal Hall, Hawk and Owl Forest, Reptile Hall, Orangutan House, Waterfowl Hall, Tropical Bird House, Animal Science Museum, and Tropical Animal House.


Starting in 2010, the zoo tried for four years to mate two hyenas until they discovered they were both males.[4][5]


The zoo is approximately 15 minutes' walk from Maruyama-Kōen Station on the Tōzai Line.[2]

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  1. ^ a b "Outline of Maruyama Zoo". Sapporo Maruyama Zoo. Japan: City of Sapporo. Retrieved June 26, 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Information". Sapporo Maruyama Zoo. Japan: City of Sapporo. Retrieved June 26, 2012.
  3. ^ "Incidents". Sapporo Maruyama Zoo. Japan: Sapporo Maruyama Zoo.
  4. ^ France-Presse, Agence (3 October 2014). "Japanese zoo fails to breed two hyenas after both turned out to be male". The Guardian. Retrieved 8 February 2019.
  5. ^ Hongo, Jun (3 October 2014). "Japan Zoo Discovers How Not to Breed Hyenas". WSJ. Retrieved 8 February 2019.

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